Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 2, 2019

Construction begins at Shingobee Island on Hwy 371 near Walker on Aug. 12

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Motorists on Hwy 371 just south of Walker can expect short term delays, and lane shifts as construction begins at Shingobee Island on Aug. 12. This is a cooperative project is between MnDOT and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Construction is expected to last through September. Construction will include:

  • Grading and resurfacing
  • Construction of left turn lanes
  • Striping for safety improvements

MnDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions and follow traffic signs in work zones.

Please join the MnDOT District 2 Facebook group for updates on construction, road conditions and other transportation related topics: facebook.com/groups/mndotnorthwest.

For a complete list of projects for 2019, please visit dot.state.mn.us/d2.

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